Carriers barred from EU airports on safety grounds
amongst the best in the world. Whilst the European Union and its Member States
are working with safety authorities in other countries to raise safety standards
across the world, there are still some airlines operating in conditions below
essential safety levels.
with Member States’ aviation safety authorities – has decided to ban airlines
found to be unsafe from operating in European airspace.
banned from operating in Europe. The second list includes airlines which are restricted
to operating in Europe under specific conditions.
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List of airlines banned within the EU [168 KB] All available translations. (updated on 26.11.2009) Latest press release All available translations. IP/09/1831, 27/11/2009
An airline whose plane crashed off the Comoros Islands in June with the loss
of more than 150 lives has escaped being put on a list of carriers barred from
Commission that Yemenia Airways has responded "in a timely manner" to recommendations
made following safety inspections conducted since one of its planes crashed into
the Indian Ocean.
to include all carriers from Djibouti, Republic of Congo and Sao Tome and Principe
because of safety deficiencies.
although its operations are restricted to one aircraft. The Commission also decided
that TAAG Angola Airlines should be allowed to increase the number of flights
to Portugal, after inspectors deemed progress on safety had been made.
aim is not just to create a list of airlines that are dangerous. We are ready
to help those countries to build up their technical and administrative capacity
to guarantee the safety of civil aviation in their countries."
list, José Manuel Barroso, the president of the Commission, announced that he
wants Tajani to take over the industry portfolio in the next Commission.
– are completely banned from EU airspace. These are Angola (with one exception),
Benin, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Indonesia,
Kazakhstan (with one exception), the Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Republic of Congo,
Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland and Zambia.